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Battle For Obende’s Seat In The Senate Begins

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Opposition to Senator Domingo Obende’s second term at the Senate is growing even within the APC, as Etsako, the majority ethnic group in Edo North insist on their own for the high office. - By Victor Osehobo

Tension is mounting in Edo North, the senatorial district of Edo state Governor Adams Oshiomhole, ahead of the 2015 National Assembly election over his alleged plot, under pressure from top National APC party leaders to alter the zoning formula which come 2015 favors an Etsako politician for Senate. He is said to be in favor of his Secretary, former PDP gubernatorial aspirant, Professor Julius Ihonvbere, who is from Owan, the smallest ethnic group in the area.

Enugu PDP Jittery Over ‘Ebeano’ Chimaroke’s Return

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Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, though a trained medical doctor, can be said to belong to the class of Nigerians who jettisoned their professional carrier, took the risk of venturing into partisan politics and succeeded. - By Maurice Okafor

Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, though a trained medical doctor, can be said  to belong to the class of Nigerians who  jettisoned their professional carrier, took the risk of venturing  into partisan politics and succeeded. The Agbani born and American trained doctor rode on the charisma and influence of Senator Jim Nwobodo former to have clinched the Enugu state PDP governorship ticket and subsequently won the 1999 governorship election in state.

Agbo: Nigeria’s Ubiquitous ‘Wonder’ Herbal Mixture

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Nigerians are known for strong addiction to foreign things, but in the midst of this growing threat to our indigenous products, traditional herbal medicine “Agbo” has maintained a rising profile. - By Rita Onuoha

Omobolanle Adeoti is a slim dark complexion woman ostensibly in her late 20s. The woman with an easy smile sells assorted herbal mixture locally known as agbo, sachet gin, cigarette, fried stick meat or peppered Kpomo, a combination most of such hawkers have for sale.

Furore Over South-East CSO Delegates’ List

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Civil Society Organisations, CSOs are globally recognised as social groups that are not classified as governmental and business enterprises. - By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu

Civil Society Organisations, CSOs are globally recognised as social groups that are not classified as governmental and business enterprises. In some climes they are called non- profit or not-for-profit organisations and they include churches, community-based organisations, youth organisations and career associations.
The inputs of these organisations to the society are indispensable. Perhaps it is for this reason that CSOs are expected to send delegates to the forthcoming National Confabulation. 

New Auto Policy Receives A Boost

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Effort towards achieving Nigeria’s new automotive policy received a boost with official inspection of local assembly plants by President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration - By Kenneth Azahan

Interest shown in the Nigeria Automotive Industry Development Plan by local and international automobile companies may just have given the federal government fresh gusto to actualise the policy. Recently, the government embarked on inspection of local automotive assembly plants across the country.
In one of the visits to Peugeot Automotive Nigeria, PAN, car assembly plant in Kaduna, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga, said local and international investors were taking advantage of the huge opportunities provided by the new policy to invest in Nigeria.

When It Is Too Late For Fire Extinguishers

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Although the Directorate of Road Traffic has made it compulsory for every vehicle owner in Nigeria to have a fire extinguisher in his/her car, most times its presence has not helped matters as most motorists tend not to know how to use it properly. - By Rita Onuoha

lamide Ojo is a taxi driver who plies the roads within the Abuja metropolis.  A few weeks ago, his Volkswagen Golf car suddenly burst into flames along the popular Bolingo Hotel Junction at the central business district.  As soon as he noticed the fire, he immediately parked by the curb, fetched his fire extinguisher from the booth of his car, and made to put out the fire but to no avail.  Other vehicles eventually stopped to help with their own fire extinguishers until about 10 canisters were exhausted, yet the fire was not put out.  Sadly, Ojo lost his car.

Edo Line: Heritage In Distress

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Uncertainty trails the fortunes of Edo Line, the state transport firm, which has been under lock for three years, owing to workers’ insistence that government sack the board and management. - By Victor Osehobo

he news came that the Edo State government was planning to revive the state transport firm, Edo Transport Company Limited popularly called Edo Line, three years after government closed it down. 
The state commissioner for transport, Mr. Orobosa Omo-Ojo (JP), however said that he could not sanction the move, adding, “It is only Governor Adams Oshiomhole that has the authority to make pronouncement on the re-opening or otherwise of Edo Line not the commissioner or any self-appointed general manager, except he is so directed.”

Coping With Abuja’s Healthcare System

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Getting prompt attention from public hospitals in the Federal Capital Territory is becoming as difficult as going through the biblical gate to paradise - By Kenneth Azahan

For Nathaniel Eggah, a resident of the Federal Capital territory, Abuja, he is alive today because God used ‘Good Samaritans’ to rescue him when he was involved in a ghastly clash along Airport road in Abuja. He told this magazine that two young men, whom he simply addressed as twins, hitherto unknown to him, conveyed him to Wuse General Hospital for treatment. But, Eggah recounts that it took the yelling of the twins before they attracted some attention.

Osun And Gains Of Islamic Bond System

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As bumper harvest is for a persistent and hard-working farmer so is award of excellence, meant to be a reward for innovative ideas and people-oriented policies. This seems the issue in Osun State’s option for sukuk, an Islamic bond system. - By Richard Akintade

Osun State is not only reaping a bumper harvest, but also getting international recognition, rewards and laurels for the pioneer achievements being recorded by its government. For breaking new grounds and introducing new ideas in governance, the sky appears to be the beginning for Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola’s government. After deep, thorough and adroit thinking, the government arrived at a viable alternative of fund sourcing for the development of the state’s comatose infrastructural facilities.

Civil Servants’ Mass Sack: Labour, Edo Government On War Path

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Edo state chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress has resolved to proceed on a suspended strike over the state government’s consistent policy of retrenchment of workers in the civil service. - By Victor Osehobo

The Edo state government last weekend relieved over 2, 000 civil servants in its Ministries and extra-ministerial departments and parastatals including the judiciary of their jobs. Two serving court judges were affected. It was gathered that majority of the affected civil servants learnt of their sack when they discovered that their names were missing from the January 2014 salary voucher while some got the news from letters dated February 14 2014 delivered to them.

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